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Educational Leadership and Human Development

Lovinger Building, Room 4101
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660-543-4341
Office Manager: Barb Hicks





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Thomas, Doug

Professor of School Administration

Degrees
Dr. Doug Thomas
Ed.D. – Educational Administration, 1991, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma
M.S. –Curriculum and Instruction, 1982, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma
B.A. –Social Studies Education, 1979, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Durant, Oklahoma

Classes Regularly Taught

EDAD 5110 Foundations of Educational Administration                         
EDAD 5520 Secondary School Administration
EDAD 5720 Administration of the Middle Grades
EDAD 6969/71 Internships in School Administration

Seminars / Conferences / Presentations

Thomas, D. and Jinks, M. (July 21-24, 2010) Charter school oversight and accountability: An examination of the review process. 2nd Paris International Conference on Education, Economy & Society, Paris, France.

Coffman, J. & Thomas, D. (July 21-24, 2010). An American perspective on teaching English language and culture aboard in Europe. 2nd Paris International Conference on Education, Economy & Society, Paris, France.

Coffman, J. & Thomas, D. (July 21-24, 2010). Insights on studying and teaching abroad,  2nd Paris International Conference on Education, Economy & Society, Paris, France.

Cooper-Baker, G., Martin, B., Bigby, L., & Thomas, D. (April 30, 2010). Examining generational differences among diverse families regarding parental school involvement, AERA Annual Conference, American Education Research Association, Denver, CO.

Horton, J., Martin, B., & Thomas, D. (April 30, 2010). How does the Superintendent create conditions which cultivate the development of professional learning communities? AERA Annual Conference, American Education Research Association, Denver, CO.

Thomas, D. & Watkins, P. (April 23, 2010) NCATE: Do you have your stuff together?, presented at  the Missouri Professors of Educational Administration Spring Conference, Columbia, MO.

Jinks, M. & Thomas, D. (March 6, 2010) Charter Schools: Status Report-How are they monitored? Missouri Association of Rural Education, Annual Conference, Lake Ozark, MO.

Jinks, M. & Thomas, D. (Oct. 16, 2009)  The Role of charter school oversight team, Southern Regional Council on Educational Administration, 50th Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Thomas, D. (April 24, 2009) The SLLAWhat you need to know about the old and new exams.  Presented at the Aspiring Principals Workshop, UCM, Warrensburg, MO.

Hawk, N., Martin, B. & Thomas, D. (April 16, 2009). Understanding and reducing stress in the Superintendency: Whose responsibility is it?  AERA Annual Conference, American Education Research Association, San Diego, CA.

Burton, B.,  Martin, B. & Thomas, D. (April 13, 2009) Collaboration and the use of three dimensional interface within a virtual learning environment, presented at the Annual Conference, American Education Research Association, San Diego, CA.

Thomas, D. and Burke, JP (November 11, 2008) Accountability:  Board Roles and Sponsor Roles, presented at the Kansas City Charter Schools Board Training, Kansas City, MO.

Hawk, A., Martin, B. & Thomas, D. (November 3, 2008), Understanding and reducing stress in the Superintendency: Whose responsibility is it?   22nd Annual Convention, University Council for Educational Administration, Orlando, FL.

Thomas, D., Forrester, J., McClure S., Thaman, D., and Walker, T. (October 27, 2008) Authorizers collaborating for success—The Kansas City story, NACSA Annual Conference, National Association of Charter School Authorizers, Indianapolis, IN.

Thomas, D. and Machell, J. (May 26, 2008). University-sponsored charter schools: A unique component of the school choice movement, 10th Annual Conference on Education, Athens Institute for Education and Research; Athens, Greece.

Thomas, J. and Thomas, D. (May 26, 2008).  Frequency of academic dishonesty from elementary to post-graduate students, 10th Annual Conference on Education, Athens, Greece.

Thomas, J. and Thomas, D. (Nov. 2, 2007) Frequency of academic dishonesty from elementary to post-graduate students; Southern Regional Council on Educational Administration, 48th Annual Conference, Kansas City, MO.

Harms, A. and Thomas, D. (Nov. 2, 2007) The significance of homework to student achievement;  Southern Regional Council on Educational Administration, 48th Annual Conference, Kansas City, MO.

Nabos, A. and Thomas, D. (Nov. 2, 2007) Principals’ perceptions of school uniforms: A pilot study;  Southern Regional Council on Educational Administration, 48th Annual Conference, Kansas City, MO.

Thomas, D. & Scully, W. (March 17, 2006) Recommended middle school practices and school climate, National Association of Secondary School Principals Annual Convention, Reno, NV

Recent Publications / Research

Thomas, D. (2005), Middle level education in rural communities: Implications for school leaders, Rural Educator, (25) 1, 11-14.

Scully, W. and Thomas, D. (2005), The status of middle level education in Missouri, Transescent, Missouri Middle School Association

Contact Dr. Thomas at thomas@ucmo.edu